Models Amazon Echo with display
The first thing we want is, of course, that you know all of the on-screen speaker models of this type that are currently in the catalog. Amazon…
It is true that the use cases that we will talk about below are generally available (almost) in all models with a screen. But it is also true that each, in particular, has different characteristics that may present advantages or disadvantages to each other.
Speaker systems with a screen, which he sells Amazon presently:
On the one hand, we find the family Amazon Echo Show, which in turn is the most famous. It is a speaker with a rectangular screen on the front, which, of course, includes the speakers to keep the sound clear and powerful enough. In this family we find (currently) 3 different models:
- Amazon Echo Show 5 : This, as the name suggests, is characterized by the presence of a 5-inch screen on the front. This is the most basic of the three available. There is a camera on the screen that we can use for video calls.
- Amazon Echo Show 8 : for its part, this model, as you know, comes with an 8-inch screen. And like its little brother, it has a front-facing camera so we can video conferencing with anyone.
- Amazon Echo Show 10 : The latest addition to this family is a model that will surprise no one with this aspect, which has a 10-inch screen. But, of course, what is striking (pun intended) is that this panel will constantly rotate in the direction we are in so that we can always see the screen. The video calling camera you have is of higher quality and, moreover, will make us always stay in focus on the image. And on the bottom is an audio system with two front tweeters and a woofer, so it offers directional sound whenever and wherever we are.
On the other hand, leaving behind the Show model, Amazon Echo Spot also available. It was a model with a screen that originally came to our market and, unlike the others, its panel is round, not rectangular.
This screen is much smaller in size and as you can imagine, it does not take full advantage of the images shown on it due to their aspect ratio. But listen, this is a device that includes a camera on the front, that has a small screen with (almost) the same functions as the others, and that on top of that, we can put it anywhere without getting too frustrating because that it is more compact. …
What can you do with the screen Amazon Echo
All of the above said, and now that you know a lot more about the speaker family Amazon with a smart screen, it’s time to tell you everything you can do with them.
Answers to common questions
This can be one of the main uses for these devices. Asking them about the weather, our calendar appointments, information on a specific topic, times, and so on.
The advantage of using a speaker with screen instead of any other smart device Amazon to fulfill these requests is that, as you can imagine, they give us a better overview thanks to the panel. For example, a simple glance when requesting the weather will show us the forecast by the hour or, in the case of consulting the weather for the week, the forecast for every day. When you ask Alexa to show you upcoming appointments or events, we see a complete list. Or, if you ask for general information on a specific topic and there are images in it, they will be displayed on the screen.
Another, without a doubt, the most common use of any speaker Amazon is use as a music player. However, those models that have Touchpad there is a plus that the rest do not have: use this panel to change songs without calling the assistant.
In addition, while this may not be a priority for everyone, you will also be able to see the lyrics that are playing on this computer. In addition to additional information such as song title, artist, cover art and album.
Remember that you can customize your favorite music service using the Alexa app settings on your mobile phone, including: Amazon Music, Apple Music or Spotify … Violent use Amazon Music is a thing of the past.
That’s right, in the case of a screen, we can use it to play multimedia content from platforms such as Amazon Prime Video or Netflix … The latter was added recently, and in order to deploy it, we only need to say “Alexa, open Netflix / Prime Video”.
It’s true that we still can’t open others like Disney +, HBO or the player itself YouTubebut from time to time.
Home Automation Control
If you have any IoT equipment at home, you can control it more intuitively thanks to this speaker and its touchpad. These include everything: smart lights, sensors, speakers, video intercoms, security cameras, and ultimately any Alexa-compatible devices.
Swiping down the screen will take you to a home automation section that syncs with your Alexa app. Here, just by touching with your finger, you can turn lights on and off, change colors, control plugs, etc.
On the other hand, if you have doorbells with a camera at home, the moment someone calls, you can see it on your screen. Amazon Echo. And of course it’s the same with the internal cameras.
Digital photo frame
As we told you in another article in more detail and step by step, you can additionally use your on-screen speaker Amazonwhen not in use: use it as a digital photo frame.
After a few simple tweaks, you can arrange the photos and videos you want so that automatically when it goes to sleep, they start playing. This way, it won’t be a black screen or you can see something nicer than just the date and time of the moment.
We already told you about this feature in the previous section. And the fact is that using the camera that is in all Amazon Echo with screen, we can make video calls to any Alexa compatible device.
Endless Use: Skills
We left the best functionality for last, so to speak. And it is thanks to the Alexa skills, the little user-developed extensions, that we will be able to extend the usability of our speaker to infinity.
For example, having installed a kitchenette, we can familiarize ourselves with step-by-step recipes to make it easier for us to cook. There are also many entertainment options like playing Akinator, Pass Word, or Scape Rooms by sound. We recommend that you check the various options under the Skills section of your Alexa app for your smartphone.